Thursday, February 28, 2013

Life lately...

Life lately has been good. Full of changes; just how we like it. We have been getting acquainted with Oklahoma, while managing to sneak a trip or two back to Austin. (Oh just a fun city.) Have an awesome weekend & Happy March 1st!


I got this *currently* post from Danielle.. 

Loving how beautiful it is outside! 

Drinking a protein shake. 

Reading Pre: The Story of America's Greatest Running Legend

Needing to fold laundry.

Stressing over ..who cares! We are all much to blessed to be stressed. 

Excited for our weekend. 

We are getting to start our weekend a little early this week! So excited. It's definitely the little things in life. 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sweet baby (dog), Sheldon

I am sure you are so curious to where all of the wonderful pictures of our pride & joy are.. Well look no further! This dog is crazy, but so sweet. He sure makes us happy.

Oh & notice how awesome his beard is. As Ryder says.. "Fear the beard."

Monday, February 25, 2013

The unexpected

It's funny for me to look back & see how so many things have changed. I remember knowing what age I would graduate college, get married, start a family, etc.

But boy, oh boy; my sweet husband & I have enjoyed/experienced that life is much too unpredictable to have a perfect time line. On Christmas we were talking about where we thought we would be next Christmas & we both just giggled over it because we didn't even know where we would be living in January. We weren't sure if we were going to move to a different apartment in Austin or if we would make a drastic change & move to Oklahoma.

But I tell you what, this unknown & unpredictability has been amazing. There isn't anyone else in the world I would rather do this life with then my better half. It's been such a lesson of what is most important in this precious & short time we have here on Earth.. It's so funny, but sad to me how people get so consumed with having the best car or the fanciest house. Don't get me wrong, I don't think success should be looked down upon, I just think it's so important to remember that these things are so temporary & there are so many other valuables to be treasured that do not have a price tag.

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." -Luke 12:34

Friday, February 22, 2013

Easy, healthy cookies

Ryder & I find it very important to fuel our bodies with healthy food. That being said, I love a good dessert every once in a while. My sister in law sent me a recipe she got off of Pinterest for oatmeal cookies. Seriously, easiest cookies ever. All you really need is oatmeal & bananas; which are always in stock at our apartment.

1 cup oatmeal (I used old fashion)
2 cups water
2 ripe bananas

Optional add ins:
1 tbs agave nectar
1 tsp cinnamon
Sprinkle of sweetener (I used truvia)

Directions: Prepare your oatmeal. Dice up the bananas & mix it in with the oatmeal. Then put your add ins into the oatmeal. Preheat oven to 350 and bake for 15-17 minutes; depending on your oven.

So delicious & guilt free!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Do it yourself Valentines

I have seen variations of this type of craft, so I decided to try it out & make one for Ryder for Valentines Day.

I used $1 paper from Target, cut out small hearts, & wrote different things on each heart. Anything from "you pick the movie" or "date night". It was really fun making up ideas to put in the jar. The jar was a mason jar I have been using as a glass. I used some rope we ready had, wrapped it around the jar, & added the "love jar" sign.

Using the leftover Target paper I also made a garland. Super easy & cute.

I am all about finding something unique without spending money. Win-win situation!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Valentines Day #5

On Valentines this year we sat at dinner counting up the number of Valentines Days we have shared.. 5! It's so hard to believe. Our first one we shared spaghetti in my parents backyard (which I'm sure my mom cooked and not me). Time sure does fly. I am looking forward to many, many more Valentines days with my best friend and soul mate!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

It snowed!

It snowed yesterday & it was awesome! I'm sure it was quite obvious that I am from southeast TX when I started squealing with excitement when we first saw it. :) It was just beautiful! Sheldon even enjoyed it too. Ryder, being the good dog daddy he is, also attempted a snow ball fight with him. Happy Wednesday y'all!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Hey, we moved!

We officially live in Oklahoma. Wow! Pretty sure we never ever thought we would say that. Opportunities brought us here & God kept these doors open... So here we are! We are so excited for a new chapter in our lives & just seeing more of what life has to offer. It's so funny to me how it always seems to slip my mind that God's plan for us is clearly far greater than our own plan.

Here are a few pictures of life the past couple of weeks, when we planned our our of state move in less than 2 weeks. During those 2 weeks we caught up with friends & just enjoyed Austin.

Happy Monday! :)

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